Barcelona took another key step towards winning the league title on Sunday. They managed to beat Atlético Madrid 1-0 at Camp Nou, but it was not easy. It was a drama until the end, but it didn’t have to be. But Robert Lewandowski refused to increase the lead and now faces criticism for his decision.
The Catalans still lead the league by 11 points and with eight rounds to go in Spain’s top competition they have everything in their hands. They managed to beat Atlético Madrid on home soil on Sunday, but Diego Simeone’s charges did not let themselves down cheaply.
Antoine Griezmann hit the post in the first minute and Atlético had several chances. However, Marc-André ter Stegen gave a great performance and the stars of the Madrid team did not always have the most accurate aim.
And Barcelona were similar. However, they scored in the 44th minute when Ferran Torres scored. But they burned other great chances. Whether it was Raphinha, Gavi or someone else.
But the biggest criticism is Robert Lewandowski. He is still the top scorer with 17 goals, but it’s as if his gunpowder has gone cold. Counting national team and club matches, he has only scored in one of the last 10 games.
He scored two goals at the beginning of April in the net of the last-placed Elche. Now, for the fourth game in a row, he has been silent. He had chances again. However, in one he refused to give Barcelona the much-needed peace in the form of a second goal.
Lewandowski went alone to the goal, but Jan Oblak made it very difficult for him. The Pole, however, could have played a better pass to Raphinho, who would have gone into an empty net. But Lewandowski fired and missed the target.
So we can find a lot of criticism on social media from Barcelona fan accounts. Lewandowski has been labelled as a selfish player countless times. Of course, supporters understand that he wants to break the goal-scoring woes, but the club should come first and should behave differently in similar situations, in their opinion.
Source: Twitter, La Liga
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